Colts host Thornbury at the Rec
Solid display at home earns Colts another win
WIveliscombe 17 – Thornbury 7
The Wivey colts looked to build on their previous 24-7 win over North Petherton. They faced of against a useful looking Thornbury side who had several big forwards causing Wivey trouble at the lineout throughout.
Due to Thornbury not having a front row the game was played with un-contested scrums that caused a rather stop start nature to the game. Despite not being able to use their scrum as much of an attacking threat Wivey built through the phases and some strong pick and goes from skipper Jack Thorne and no7 Will Ruell put Wivey into the opposition 22, a quality line from no6 Olla Hawthorne smashing through his opposite man allowing him to jog in under the posts. Fly half Ben Luxton kicked the conversion giving Wivey a 7-0 lead
From the re-start the Wivey boys began to build good pressure again, however a moment’s indecision gifted Thornbury an easy intercept to run in a converted try under the posts. This could have caused a drop from Wivey however they responded strongly, pinning Thornbury back into their own 22 and causing a knock on. From the resulting scrum some strong lines from the ¾’s allowed no13 George Down to run in. Luxton again kicked the conversion, giving Wivey a 14-7 lead at half time.
The half time chat was positive with Wivey looking to build on their strong first half, now with the slope in their favour. Thornbury however had other ideas, they lifted their game and played most of the second half camped on or in the Wivey 22. It is a huge credit to the boys that they kept Thornbury from scoring. The only points of the second half cam from a rare Wivey attack, gaining good ground into the Thornbury half they won a penalty and substitute 10 Lawrence Priest calmly kicked the points from a good distance.
Man of the match goes to Will Ruell who made an impressive number of carries and tackled strongly throughout.
This was another promising performance by this developing young team. Next up is Nailsea and Blackwell at home next weekend.